ByJess O'Kane, writer at
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Jess O'Kane

The Maze Runner is shaping up to be a hit for 20th Century Fox, with a look redolent of The Hunger Games franchise and a dashingly windswept cast including Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Skins siren Kaya Scodelario.

The film adapts the book of the same name by James Dashner, which tells the story of a boy called Thomas (O'Brien), who wakes up in a maze with a group of boys and no memory of what has brought him there. By piecing together clues from the maze, Thomas attempts to rediscover his past and how to escape his imprisonment.

Despite sounding like a pubescent version of The Hangover, the story has all the makings of the next big teen action franchise - and the trailer is certainly gunning for the same audience.

It features some pretty intense sequences, with some near-flattenings, an Inception-esque soundtrack and insane wide shots. Check it out below.

The Maze Runner is released September 19.


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